Unlock Codes For A Vodafone 858 Smart: An Insiders Guide
The Vodafone 858 Smart is a smartphone that uses the Android operating system, and is manufactured for Vodafone by Huawei. Because Huawei manufactures this phone directly for Vodafone, it is not found elsewhere, even though it can be identified by the Huawei internal number of U8160.
Here’s another thing that you may find confusing about this phone. Although the Vodafone 858 Smart is a GSM phone, it is shipped with a SIM lock preventing you from being able to use your phone with carriers other than Vodafone. Unlocking cell phones with a SIM lock is perfectly legal, and increases the resale value of the phone. There is absolutely no risk of damaging the phone, or voiding the warranty. As a matter of fact, what you’re really doing is restoring the phone to its factory settings. Vodafone requests that the SIM cards be locked before the phones are sold to their customers, but they are manufactured without the lock.
Vodafone offers a service direct from their website that will allow you to unlock the mobile phone for free. All you have to do is enter the IMEI number, and wait a few days for them to process the request. You can also mail them your information, but there is a fee for processing the phone unlocking request that way.
Getting Vodafone to unlock the mobile phone for free will require processing time. However, if you have an urgent need and must unlock it immediately, you can purchase the unlock codes online from a third party vendor. You simply provide the vendor with the make and model of your cell phone, along with its IMEI number. They will send you the unlock codes you need for unlocking the cell phone. You will also need to buy a SIM card that is associated with a phone carrier other than the one which is your phone carrier, but those are inexpensive and easily purchased at any cell phone store.
Once you receive the new SIM card and unlock code, you don’t need anything else to be able to unlock your Vodafone 858 Smart. Simply follow these steps.
1. Power off your phone.
2. Remove your existing SIM card, and replace it with the new SIM card for a carrier other than the one which is your current carrier.
3. Power on your phone.
4. The phone will either ask you for your SIM network unlock PIN.
5. Simply enter the unlock code you were given.
6. Press OK.
That’s all there is to reversing the SIM lock on a Vodafone 858 Smart cell phone. After successfully completing the phone unlocking, you will be able to use your Vodafone 858 Smart with any GSM carrier.